Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Have I missed anything?

Apologies for the scant posting of late, I've been incredibly busy with my day job (essentially we're trying to do a third of this year's business in just 3 weeks).

So I thought I'd just do a quick overview of what's going on.

I see that Tom DeLay now has money laundering charges added to his conspiracy charges, nice. One thing of key significance to the new charges is that they carry the potential for much stiffer penalties for the Hammer's associates, with potential jail sentences counted in decades, not years. Which, of course, means it might be that much easier to get one of the Bugman's buds to roll over on him.

Speaking of buds, it's gotta be nice being one of W's pals, it can even get you nominated to the Supreme Court. I don't know Harriet Miers, almost no-one does, that's the problem, her main claim to fame is as W's personal lawyer. That's it. You gotta give W points for cajones though, who else, while his administration is under the gun for rampant cronyism and incompetence, would nominate an unqualified pal for a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land?

Let's see, what else? Ah yes, House Republicans are seeking to dismantle the endangered species act. No huge surprise there of course. Since Republicans don't care about children's healthcare, with millions still uninsured, they don't care about the middle class or Katrina victims, as demonstrated by the new MBNA sponsored bankruptcy legislation going into affect this month, or old people, whose money they'd hoped to gamble with via W's Social Security privatization scheme, what chance did wildlife ever have?

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